Sunday 31 May 2009 - Saga Boeing 737 TC-SGH operates IT flight from Dalaman

Saga Airlines Boeing 737-800 TC-SGH arrived from Dalaman on
the return sector of an extra IT flight for the Bank Holiday before
positioning to Glasgow. It wears additional "Scottravel Holidays"
titles on the lower rear fuselage
Emirates Airbus A330-200 A6-EAK arrived from Dubai operating
the final Airbus evening service before it is upgraded to a Boeing 777
operation effective from Monday 1 June 2009
Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-EFF operated their evening service from
Dublin - its second visit of the day having "first visited" at lunchtime
Gulfstream 550 EI-GDL was an early evening arrival parking
on the Elmdon apron

Saturday 30 May 2009 - Onur Air Airbus A320 TC-OBD operates IT flight from Bodrum

Onur Air Airbus A320 TC-OBD again operated their
delayed evening IT flight from Bodrum
Thomas Cook Airbus A321 G-NIKO operated their flight to Mahon
Air Finland Boeing 757 OH-AFI was an early morning arrival from
Larnaca - it later positioned out to Kemi in Finland

BHX - 25 years ago today!! - on Wednesday 30 May 1984 the Queen officially opened the "new" terminal building

Twenty five years ago today - on Wednesday 30 May 1984 -
the Queen officially opened the "new" terminal building....

.... after arriving on RAF Queens Flight Andover XS790 which had
parked next to British Airways Concorde G-BOAA - the tail of a
Wardair Boeing 747 can be see parked behind the Pier
. .
Over the previous Bank Holiday weekend an Air Show had been held
at the Airport to mark the opening of the new site
The Malboro Pitts Specials taxy for departure with the old
Elmdon terminal in the background....
. .... while Concorde G-BOAA performed a number of "supersonic"
flights out over the English Channel seen here landing back at BHX
with Air Atlantique Dakota GAMPO in the foreground
The new terminal had opened of Wednesday 4 April 1984 and some
more photos and a video of the first day of operation can be seen at -

Friday 29 May 2009 - Thomas Cook Begium Airbus A320 OO-TCH operates charter from Lourdes

Thomas Cook Belgium Airbus A320 OO-TCH operated the return
pilgrimage charter flight from Lourdes before positioning to Brussels
flybe Embraer 145 G-ERJC departs to Exeter and retirement....
.... it had earlier positioned in from Manchester to operate the
BE7059/7062 to/from Edinburgh which looks to have been
the final flybe Embraer 145 passenger service

Thursday 28 May 2009 - Jet Time Boeing 737 OY-JTB enroute to Manchester diverts to BHX

Jettime Boeing 737-3Y0 OY-JTB was an early morning diversion
for fuel on its return from Rome with Manchester United fans - it
continued onto Manchester shortly after 0515!
Neos Boeing 737-86N I-NEOX also returned Manchester United
fans from Rome after their defeat in the UEFA Champions league
final before positioning out to Milan Malpensa
. Titan Boeing 757-256 G-ZAPX positioned in from Stansted to
operate the afternoon Monarch Scheduled service to Murcia....
. .... while Air Finland Boeing 757-2K2 OH-AFI operated
the Monarch Scheduled service from Malaga

Wednesday 27 May 2009 - Neos operate charter for UEFA Champions League final

Neos Boeing 737-86N I-NEOX positioned in from Milan Malpensa
to operate a charter flight taking Manchester United fans to Rome
for the UEFA Champions League final

Tuesday 26 May 2009 - Airbus A319CJ G-NMAK now with "Arbus Corporate Jetliner" titles

Airbus A319CJ G-NMAK returned from its travels on Monday evening
- its now wears "Airbus Corporate Jetliner" titles on the forward
fuselage while retaining the Al-Kharafi insignia on nose and tail
Both Air Finland Boeing 757's - OH-AFI with winglets and OH-AFJ -
spent the day parked up on the 80's stands

Monday 25 May 2009 - Titan Boeing 757 G-ZAPU flying for Thomas Cook to Bodrum

Titan Boeing 757 G-ZAPU positioned into operate a subcharter
on behalf of Thomas Cook to Bodrum, Turkey
KTHY - Cyprus Turkish - Airbus A321 TC-KTD operated their weekly
flight to Ercan via Dalaman in place of the usual Boeing 737-800

Sunday 24 May 2009 - flyglobespan operate Boeing 767 subcharter for Monarch

flyglobespan Boeing 767-306ER G-SPNA positioned in from Dublin
in the early hours of Sunday morning to operate a subcharter on
behalf of Monarch to Paphos, Cyprus....
.... returning in the early evening
Air Finland Boeing 757-2Q8ET OH-AFJ positioned out to Oslo
Aer Lingus Airbus A321-211 EI-CPE operated their evening service
from Dublin in place of the usual A320
Saga Airlines Boeing 737-48E TC-SGD arrived from Dalaman to
operate an extra IT flight - it still wears small Air Algerie titles
and tail insignia from an earlier lease
CityJet/Scot Airways Dornier 328-110 G-BYMK departed
back to Newcastle after that teams defeat at Aston Villa

Saturday 23 May 2009 - Ryanair Boeing 737 EI-DCL flying as the Boeing "dreamliner"!!

Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS EI-DCL which is in the Boeing "dreamliner"
colour scheme operated the evening service from/to Gerona
Thomas Cook Belgium Airbus A320 OO-TCJ positioned in from
Brussels to operate the annual pilgrimage charter flight to Lourdes
Swiss Airbus A319 HB-IPR operated their morning service
from Zurich in place of the usual Helvetic Fokker 100
CityJet/Scot Airways Dornier 328 G-BYMK arrived with the
Newcastle United FC team for their match against Aston Villa
on Sunday afternoon
Balkan Holidays Airbus A320 LZ-BHB operated their first IT flight
of the summer season to Bourgas and Varna
Onur Air Airbus A320 TC-OBD operated their evening service
from Bodrum - its first visit to BHX

Friday 22 May 2009 - US Airways Boeing 757 N205UW operates their flight to Philadelphia

US Airways Boeing 757 N205UW operated their service to Philadelphia
flybe Dash 8Q-400 G-ECOT lands on Runway 33 at the end
of its delivery flight from Canada via Reykjavik

Thursday 21 May 2009 - Jet2 Boeing 737 G-CELP wears revised colour scheme

Jet2 Boeing 737-330QC G-CELP positioned in from
Stansted to operate a charter to Stuttgart - it wears
the light grey scheme of their 757's
Air Finland Boeing 757-28A OH-AFJ spent the day flying for Monarch
Dash 8Q-402 LN-WDT arrived from Eindhoven after repainting
back into flybe colours - it has been on lease to Wideroe of
Norway and will be restored to flybe as G-ECOB

Wednesday 20 May 2009 - Croatia Airbus A319 operates IT flight from Dubrovnik

Croatia Airbus A319-112 9A-CTH operated the return IT flight
from Dubrovnik before positioning to Newcastle
Aer Arran ATR 72-201 EI-REJ operated their flight to Waterford


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